The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

sid

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
And, as I was saying about the Southern Hemisphere few posts above, The southernmost part of Australia, Tasmania just had snow overnight when it should be the beginning of the summer time.

Quotes from the article.
Initial data shows the temperature in Hobart fell to 2.9 degrees Celsius overnight — which would make it the city's coldest November night since 1953.
"The lowest snow would have fallen about the southern parts of Tasmania, but due to the elevated nature of the Central Plateau and some of the ranges in the west of Tasmania, they actually got more snow in the end, or very likely to have had more snow in the end, because they're just that much higher above sea level," he said.

Mr Johnston said the cold south-westerly air had come up from Antarctica.
 

Puma1974

Dagobah Resident
Snow is falling in parts of Australia while other areas are bracing for a heatwave.

Snow and temperatures below zero although the next month is the beginning of summer in Australia

  1. Hobart hit with snow as city shivers through coldest November night in more than 60 years
  2. Snow is falling in New South Wales ski resort Perisher which expects 4 inches
  3. Snow also expected in Tasmania over weekend as temperatures take a plunge
  4. Meanwhile Perth and parts of NSW will swelter through 38C on Saturday
  5. Out of control bushfires can be expected in northern NSW and Queensland


 

Keit

Ambassador
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FOTCM Member
Good article about the artic, the russians, ice-breakers, and nice pictures of ice level changes :

Here's another one that describes the situation there.


And here's a quote:

An early freeze has taken shippers by surprise and a big number of vessels are in danger of getting stuck in thick sea-ice.

More than 20 vessels are either stuck or struggling to make it through increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route.

Over the past years, shipping along the Russian northern coast has proceeded rather smoothly in late October and early November. But not this year. Large parts of the remote Arctic waters were in late October covered by sea-ice. And the white sheet is quickly getting thicker and harder to navigate.

Ice maps show that major parts of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea are covered by sea-ice that is more than 15 cm thick. In the eastern parts of the East Siberian Sea are areas with up to 70 cm thick one-year ice, as well as 2 meter thick multi-year ice.

Among the ships that now are located on the eastern part of the route are two oil tankers and a significant number of bulk carriers. Among the latter are three ships bringing iron ore from the Canadian Milne Island to China, and two vessels carrying iron ore from Murmansk.

The tankers Andrei Pervozvanny and Vladimir Rusanov have delivered oil in Pevek, the remote town on the coast of the Chukotka Peninsula. Another four vessels are still moored in Pevek and could get troubles when leaving the remote port.
 

Keit

Ambassador
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FOTCM Member
Speaking of animal/bird behaviour, I saw the following today. Not sure if it's an indication of something (like Arctic weather coming to Spain), because there is a speculation that these owls could "take a ride" on a ship, but apparently it is still extremely strange and created quite an "uproar" in Spain. Just look at the number of journalists or well-equipped bird-watchers on the image in the article. 😅


The owls have sparked what's been described as the biggest twitch Spain has ever seen, with more than 500 people visiting since their arrival. Prior to 6 November, no Snowy Owls had ever been recorded in Spain, which comes as little surprise given the nearest breeding grounds of this Arctic species are more than 3,500 km away.

 

Avala

Dagobah Resident
Not bad for the winter.
MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russia has agreed to continue selling Serbia gas at the current price of $270 per 1,000 cubic metres over the next six months, TASS news agency quoted Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic as saying on Thursday after he met with President Vladimir Putin.



 

XPan

The Living Force
Are these very cold temperatures normal for northern Scandinavia in late November?


Yep - winter is coming.

I would say that those temperatures are a lot below normal average in Northern Sweden - BUT - this is what it always looks like when cold arctic air is moving into the (North) Scandinavian area this time of the year, being very close to December. Especially when this cold airmass is "resting" / "settling down" under high a high pressure area with sinking air, clear skies - and almost or no sun what so ever. You get immediately temperatures around or below -30°C / -22°F rather easily. Same for goes Finland and Extreme North of Norway (except at the coasts)


🇸🇪 November Minimum Records

The absolute Minimum record in North Sweden in November registered -43°C / -45.4°F in Vittangi, on 24, 25 and 26 Nov 1890. And -36°C in Middle (West) Sweden, on 27 Nov 1890. In Southern Sweden, the November record was -27°C / -16.6°F in Vårgårda on 16 Nov 1901.


🇸🇪 December Minimum Records

North Sweden (Norrland) -48.9°C / -56°F . in Hemavan, on 30 Dec 1978
Middle Sweden (Svealand) with -45.0°C / -49°F in Särna, on 27 Dec 1887
South Sweden (Götaland) with -35.0°C / -31°F in Klagstorp 23 Dec 1915.
 
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XPan

The Living Force
These where this mornings lowest temperatures in Sweden
28 Nov 2021

As you can see, it was even a lot colder than -30°C. Good luck with Tesla and similar cars... :whistle:

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I actually visited the place called NIKKALUOKTA (it's not even a village, just a few houses and nothing really to see - but beautiful strange landscapes). The place often registers the lowest temperatures in Sweden. Here some impressions from 11 Dec 2009 (-11°C)

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